Rich Manieri

The unfairness of mass student loan forgiveness
“You wanna borrow, you gotta pay the man. Rocky didn’t break Bob’s thumb like Mr. Bob was late on his payments and Gazzo didn’t like it...
These things I saw: A few random observations
I never had the Easter Bunny pegged for a PR flack, but he can now add it to his CV. The funny thing was Biden actually followed the Easter Bunny’s instructions as if it were all perfectly normal. Rep. It was, after all, Easter Sunday...
‘What’s wrong with the world?’
Sometimes, I catch myself, as I explain to 19 and 20-year-olds what life was like before Al Gore invented the Internet. I actually said this. There was no school bus in my neighborhood so I legged it...
History tells us to take tyrants like Putin seriously
The world seemed surprised when Hitler annexed the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Never underestimate the ambitions of an evil tyrant. If so, the U. and its NATO allies are lousy poker players. This is the nature of bullies...
Wars and rumors of wars
History’s tyrants have at least one thing in common – their willingness to destroy and slaughter anything and anyone who stands in the way of conquest...
So much for civility
The longer President Biden lingers in the vicinity of a live microphone, the higher the probability for mischief and yes, entertainment...
Does the president really know what he’s saying?
Misspeaking requires some knowledge of what you’re saying. In a particularly divisive, Jan. It’s at least the fourth time Biden has unknowingly elevated the vice president. If there is, we must be getting close...
Airing of Grievances: Smollett, Swimmers and Headphones
Back by lukewarm demand, for all of you Festivus enthusiasts, it’s time for the annual airing of grievances. I have to get back to training for the feats of strength...
What, Exactly, Will Get You Fired From CNN?
I’ve never been fired from a job, which I’m sure will now trigger calls from a portion of the readership for my immediate ouster. I attribute this largely to my ability to make myself useful. Call it misguided confidence. “I’ll do it!..
Bring Your Stories, Hold Your Complaints
I received a letter from prison the other day. Prison – joint, slammer, big house. It has, however, occurred to me, at least based on the email I receive, that some should be...
A Winning Idea For Americans And Their Dogs
Our elected representatives in Washington produce bad ideas like cows produce methane...
Journalism is Dying By Its Own Hand
The news media is about as popular as a first-century tax collector. According to a recent Gallup survey, a mere 36 percent of respondents said they had “some level of trust” in the media to report news accurately...

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